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(Philly.com)   The laziest states are probably the states you think they are   (philly.com) divider line 104
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2014-07-22 08:17:21 PM  
Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.
 
2014-07-22 08:21:10 PM  
51.6 percent - of the population achieves 150-minutes of aerobic activity per week.

mylittlefacewhen.com
 
2014-07-22 08:40:11 PM  

Lsherm: Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.


No, they don't.

/Arizonan
 
2014-07-22 08:52:12 PM  

Lsherm: Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.


Where as 2 feet of snow and sub zero temps make is so easy to exercise.
 
2014-07-22 08:53:41 PM  
(thisshiatagain.jpg)

The more useful comparison would be levels of activity in communities of comparable size - how does Denver stack up against OKC or Boston or Baltimore?

Same thing for rural areas - are people who live in the sticks in Tennessee more or less active than rural folks in Maine?
 
2014-07-22 09:06:14 PM  
Exercise is for blue state latte sipping elitists.
 
2014-07-22 09:18:04 PM  
I had a different definition of "lazy" in mind when I clicked this link, and now I'm irritated.
 
2014-07-22 09:18:09 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Lsherm: Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.

No, they don't.

/Arizonan


Concur.

/also zonie
 
2014-07-22 09:25:23 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Lsherm: Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.

No, they don't.

/Arizonan

Ahem

www.visd.com
 
2014-07-22 09:35:07 PM  
That list seems to be tilting toward the suburbs. So good thing we have recently shifted to a higher percentage of our population in urban areas. It does seem to be the healthiest lifestyle.
 
2014-07-22 09:47:37 PM  

MrBallou: ecmoRandomNumbers: Lsherm: Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.

No, they don't.

/Arizonan
Ahem

[www.visd.com image 620x473]


Exactly--humidity is the game-changer
 
2014-07-22 09:50:04 PM  
Let's see - when it comes to pretty much any metric you can think of, the most farked up state is either Mississippi or Missouri

So,
1) Mississippi
2) Missouri
3) Alabama

*** checks article ***

Not bad at all
 
2014-07-22 09:58:14 PM  
All of New England? Seriously, I never knew what laziness was until I moved here, ho-lee shiat
 
2014-07-22 09:59:36 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Lsherm: Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.

No, they don't.

/Arizonan


Yah.... but it's a "dry" heat....
/Mainer...
//Work hard to stay warm
 
2014-07-22 10:01:40 PM  

MrBallou: ecmoRandomNumbers: Lsherm: Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.

No, they don't.

/Arizonan
Ahem

[www.visd.com image 620x473]


In the Arizonan's defense, you don't have people in the south saying, "Yeah, but it's a dry heat," and then bursting into flames.
 
2014-07-22 10:02:39 PM  

justanothersumguy: ecmoRandomNumbers: Lsherm: Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.

No, they don't.

/Arizonan

Yah.... but it's a "dry" heat....
/Mainer...
//Work hard to stay warm


As someone who recently moved to just south of Maine, I have to ask: are all Mainers fatasses, or just the ones who manage to waddle their way out in public?
 
2014-07-22 10:02:45 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Lsherm: Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.

No, they don't.

/Arizonan


Nobody who's been in 100 degree weather at 90% humidity would utter such foolishness.

I've been out west in above 100 degree weather. I thought it was like 85 until I checked the news.
 
2014-07-22 10:02:46 PM  
The fattest, most heart attack prone, highest cholesterol, lowest IQ states are also lazy?

You don't say!
 
2014-07-22 10:03:18 PM  
That's racist.
 
2014-07-22 10:03:45 PM  
Oh look, it is the red states screwing up everything while claiming to be the most america.
 
2014-07-22 10:04:03 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: MrBallou: ecmoRandomNumbers: Lsherm: Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.

No, they don't.

/Arizonan
Ahem

[www.visd.com image 620x473]

In the Arizonan's defense, you don't have people in the south saying, "Yeah, but it's a dry heat," and then bursting into flames.


True, but humidity is a killer because sweat does nothing. Nothing.
 
2014-07-22 10:05:42 PM  
I don't feel like reading this, so can somebody just tell me what it says?
 
2014-07-22 10:05:53 PM  
People in Louisiana look at alcohol consumption and eating as excercising. I grew up there you are considered skinny if you are 20 pounds over weight.
 
2014-07-22 10:06:59 PM  

Thisbymaster: Oh look, it is the red states screwing up everything while claiming to be the most america.


The red states are the most America, demographically speaking... unless you consider America to be 90+% lilly white, like the blue states.
 
2014-07-22 10:07:27 PM  

Super Chronic: I don't feel like reading this, so can somebody just tell me what it says?


shapingyourself.com
 
2014-07-22 10:08:13 PM  
When California splits into six states Jefferson is going to top this list, what with all the hackey sacking and mountain bikers those hippies insist on doing all the time.
 
2014-07-22 10:08:32 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Lsherm: Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.

No, they don't.

/Arizo

Shakin_Haitian: Danger Avoid Death: MrBallou: ecmoRandomNumbers: Lsherm: Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.

No, they don't.

/Arizonan
Ahem

[www.visd.com image 620x473]

In the Arizonan's defense, you don't have people in the south saying, "Yeah, but it's a dry heat," and then bursting into flames.

True, but humidity is a killer because sweat does nothing. Nothing.


Don't forget the pollen and other allergens.

/Tennessean
//lazy as all get out
 
2014-07-22 10:08:55 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Lsherm: Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.

No, they don't.

/Arizonan


Correct, the south gets a pass because it's too damn humid to do anything. Having lived in both, I'll take 110 in Arizona over 85 in Alabama, any day of the week.

In the desert, sweating cools you off. In the south, sweating just gets you wet, because the air is so saturated with moisture the sweat can't evaporate. We've got a dehumidifier in the garage because of mold problems: the thing sucks a gallon of water out of the air every few hours, and it's a losing battle.
 
2014-07-22 10:09:28 PM  
25% seems kind of low based on my anecdotes.
 
2014-07-22 10:11:05 PM  

Super Chronic: I don't feel like reading this, so can somebody just tell me what it says?


My eyeballs are still sweating from stepping outside. You're on your own.
 
2014-07-22 10:12:37 PM  
I've been to az for many months in the summer. 120 is hot.

/and ovens are very dry heat
 
2014-07-22 10:12:57 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: ecmoRandomNumbers: Lsherm: Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.

No, they don't.

/Arizonan

Correct, the south gets a pass because it's too damn humid to do anything. Having lived in both, I'll take 110 in Arizona over 85 in Alabama, any day of the week.

In the desert, sweating cools you off. In the south, sweating just gets you wet, because the air is so saturated with moisture the sweat can't evaporate. We've got a dehumidifier in the garage because of mold problems: the thing sucks a gallon of water out of the air every few hours, and it's a losing battle.


My dehumidifier in the basement is running right now.

So I'm really getting a kick out of this reply.

The humidity sucks, but I did manage to get in 30 minutes of weightlifting plus a walk at 9pm. Youve got to wait until the mosquitoes chill out after dark.

/atlanta
 
2014-07-22 10:13:32 PM  

Super Chronic: I don't feel like reading this, so can somebody just tell me what it says?


Well...do you know the term, "porch monkey"?

You know how sometimes that term is modified by a state name, as in "_____ porch monkey."

Yeah. It's pretty much those states.

/hey, science -- yourenothelping.jpg
 
2014-07-22 10:15:18 PM  
What counts as exercise? Because if the threshold is 150 minutes of *sweating*, I'm not remotely surprised. I run 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week, and I barely qualify under that threshold even though I think running 20 miles a week is pretty good exercise.

Does just going for a walk count? Because if so, then yes its pathetic to not get to 150 a week.
 
2014-07-22 10:15:19 PM  
I'm not lazy, I'm energy efficient
 
2014-07-22 10:19:12 PM  
I love how people think it's perfectly understandable that folks in Arizona can't get off the couch when folks in New Mexico can.
 
2014-07-22 10:19:27 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: Danger Avoid Death: MrBallou: ecmoRandomNumbers: Lsherm: Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.

No, they don't.

/Arizonan
Ahem

[www.visd.com image 620x473]

In the Arizonan's defense, you don't have people in the south saying, "Yeah, but it's a dry heat," and then bursting into flames.

True, but humidity is a killer because sweat does nothing. Nothing.


I used to go on 2-3 hour bike rides in southern NM...felt like I wasn't sweating a drop. I'd get back to my apartment, cooled by a swamp cooler, and just start sweating buckets. I'd strip down, masturbate, put on my bathing suit then go jump in the pool. It was glorious.
 
2014-07-22 10:20:58 PM  
By Saturday it's expected to be 94 with a (relatively mild) 70% humidity. According to MrBallou's chart, that's a heat index of.... ....121 O_O

100+ degree days with humidity over 70% are not unknown around here in high summer.

Yeah, fark doing anything outside other than jumping in the pool.
 
2014-07-22 10:21:29 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I had a different definition of "lazy" in mind when I clicked this link, and now I'm irritated.


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2014-07-22 10:28:13 PM  
The people in the Southeast wouldn't even be as active and go-getting as they are today if it wasn't for the invention of air conditioning.

As for Texas, Austin in the summer was always pretty hot. I have absolutely no idea how people lived in the sweltering hotbox that is Houston before central air.
 
2014-07-22 10:30:11 PM  
Hmm, the 3 contributing factors for dragging the scale down seem to be percentage of residents who are either fat, black or unionized. It gets really weighed down for all three.
 
2014-07-22 10:31:11 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: ecmoRandomNumbers: Lsherm: Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.

No, they don't.

/Arizonan

Correct, the south gets a pass because it's too damn humid to do anything. Having lived in both, I'll take 110 in Arizona over 85 in Alabama, any day of the week.

In the desert, sweating cools you off. In the south, sweating just gets you wet, because the air is so saturated with moisture the sweat can't evaporate. We've got a dehumidifier in the garage because of mold problems: the thing sucks a gallon of water out of the air every few hours, and it's a losing battle.


Yyyyyyyeah. Humidity sucks. I won't deny that. I've lived in some nasty places (Texas being the worst) and visited others. But a dry heat will sneak up on you so fast you won't know it until you are dizzy and clumsy. Then you know you are in trouble. Please respect either. There is a reason that not a lot lives here; it is hot and lacks moisture. Almost anywhere.
 
2014-07-22 10:34:17 PM  

fat_free: Hmm, the 3 contributing factors for dragging the scale down seem to be percentage of residents who are either fat, black or unionized. It gets really weighed down for all three.


www.ribbonsgalore.com
 
2014-07-22 10:39:08 PM  
I know D.C. isn't a state, but shouldn't it be #1?
 
2014-07-22 10:40:13 PM  

meat0918: I know D.C. isn't a state, but shouldn't it be #1?


Could we narrow it down to the Capitol Building?
 
2014-07-22 10:42:55 PM  

MrBallou: ecmoRandomNumbers: Lsherm: Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.

No, they don't.

/Arizonan
Ahem

[www.visd.com image 620x473]


I.....would probably die if it were 110 F at 55% humidity. Humans were never meant to live in those conditions, IMHO.

/ I can tolerate low-humidity desert heat (eg. Eastern Oregon, Nevada)
 
2014-07-22 10:44:34 PM  

fat_free: Hmm, the 3 contributing factors for dragging the scale down seem to be percentage of residents who are either fat, black or unionized. It gets really weighed down for all three.



State union membership levels depend on both the employment level and union membership rate. The largest numbers of union members lived in California (2.4 million) and New York (2.0 million). Over half of the 14.5 million union members in the U.S. lived in just seven states (California, 2.4 million; New York, 2.0 million; Illinois, 0.9 million; Pennsylvania, 0.7 million; and Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio, 0.6 million each),

Not one of the lazy states is mentioned in the above paragraph for the most union members,
 
2014-07-22 10:47:31 PM  

EvilEgg: Lsherm: Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.

Where as 2 feet of snow and sub zero temps make is so easy to exercise.


Well, having to shovel that two feet of snow out of the driveway makes exercise pretty much mandatory.
 
2014-07-22 10:51:06 PM  

BravadoGT: MrBallou: ecmoRandomNumbers: Lsherm: Look, any state in the south gets a pass because it's too goddamn hot to do anything.

No, they don't.

/Arizonan
Ahem

[www.visd.com image 620x473]

Exactly--humidity is the game-changer


Yes it is. I can handle it being mid 80's or 90's outside without the humidity but woooo not when you add it in. That's help I can't breath it's so hot out here weather and it stays like that here all farking summer. I mean I've got up super early to walk to beat the heat but that doesn't help when it's so humid you're smothering and it's like 70 at 6am.
 
2014-07-22 10:52:33 PM  
Amazing! I just looked up the most illiterate states in the US and the list was damn near identical.

/ guess picking up a book was too much like exercise.
 
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